Germany has decided to withdraw its troops from Turkey's Incirlik Airbase.

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told reporters in Barlin today after cabinet meeting that troops stationed in the southern Turkish base would be moved to a military facility in Jordan over the coming months.

Von der Leyen said the relocation would be carried out in stages to avoid interruption in Germany's support to the global coalition fighting Daesh.

The step to withdraw troops has been taken amid political tension between Berlin and Ankara.

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